The Coastal Carolina Women’s Softball team came out on top this weekend in the Battle at the Beach tournament - winning five of the six games they played.
The tournament began on Thursday, and the ladies walked away with two wins under their belts to start off the weekend. However, on Saturday, they lost their first game, but won the second thanks to a walk off home run by Alexis Alvino, a junior on the team.
Head Coach Kelley Green talked about the momentum that that walk-off gave the team.
“Someone came up clutch,” said Green. "And that was all we needed."
Saturday was a totally different ball game though.
"We showed up with great attitudes and we didn't dwell on the Friday games," said Green.
The ladies ended the weekend with two major victories over Connecticut and Robert Morris.
In the first game, freshman infielder Courtney Dean, came through with a grand slam putting four points up on the board for the ladies.
“That kind of relaxed everyone,” said Green
Dean smashed her second homerun of the game in the fifth inning and freshman Taylor Sweigart got her first career homerun an inning later to make it 6-0 over the UConn Huskies.
The second game was another outstanding game for the ladies. Chelsea D’Avilar brought in two with a homerun in the fourth. The second game was only played to the top of the fifth inning with the Chanticleers mercy ruling RMU with a score of 14-0.
Green talked about how the team will use these first 11 games as experience when it comes to handling tight situations in future games.
“We will continue to learn from previous games and make adjustments and being able to execute them,” said Green.
The Women’s Softball team will be playing again next weekend in the Chanticleer Shutdown, with their first game on Friday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m.